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6983215 RF metrology characterization for field installation and serviceability for the plasma processing industry  
A system for field substitution of components of a RF metrology system. The system includes a sensor/cable combination and an analysis unit. Parameters of the RF metrology system are determined...
6980912 Method and apparatus for use with a portable power source  
An apparatus (10) having a portable power source (11) can make use of a plurality of differing charge depleted threshold values (and, in a preferred embodiment, corresponding visual...
6970794 Semiconductor having reduced configuration pins and method thereof  
A configurable semiconductor device having a plurality of predetermined configurations comprises a measurement circuit to measure an electrical characteristic of at least one external impedance and...
6965837 Method and arrangement for detecting load mismatch, and a radio device utilizing the same  
A method and an arrangement for detecting impedance mismatch between an output of a radio frequency amplifier (200, 901, 911, 921, 1101) which has an amplifying component (201, 301, Q46, 701, 801)...
6965838 Apparatus having in-circuit FET on-resistance characterization  
A computing system includes a semiconductor which sources current to load components within the system, a controllable load coupled to the semiconductor and having an on-state in which a...
6961666 System for automatic collection and transport of readings from water, gas and electricity meters  
A system for automatic collection and transport of readings from water, gas and electricity meters wherein at least one receiver element and one element to transmit (1) define an ad-hoc wireless...
6959249 Load following algorithm for a fuel cell based system  
A fuel cell generation system employing a load following algorithm that provides the desired output power from the fuel cell on demand. The system includes a draw current sensor that measures the...
6954704 Digital protection and control device  
A digital protection and control device is so configured that at least parts of a digital data merging unit coupled to sensor units by a transmission medium, a protection and control unit, a...
6954706 Method for measuring integrated circuit processor power demand and associated system  
A system and method for measuring integrated circuit processor power demand comprises calibrating one or more voltage controlled oscillators for use as ammeters, calibrating a calibration current...
6950770 Method and apparatus for calibration of a delay element  
Various methods, systems and apparatuses having an integrated circuit that contains a calibration circuit having a series of delay elements to receive a reference signal. The reference signal...
6947857 Optical sequence time domain reflectometry during data transmission  
A method and system for performing sequence time domain reflectometry over a communication channel to determine the location of line anomalies in the communication channel is disclosed. In one...
6947853 Apparatus and method for inspecting electrical continuity of circuit board, jig for use therein, and recording medium thereon  
The present invention provides an apparatus and method for inspecting electrical continuity of a circuit board, capable of decreasing the impedance in a current path as an inspection object to...
6947856 Method and device for detecting a signal  
Method for detecting a signal, particularly a voltage, for example a battery voltage, having the following steps: measuring the signal and/or the battery voltage at a predefined sampling...
6944555 Communications architecture for intelligent electronic devices  
A power management architecture for an electrical power distribution system, or portion thereof, is disclosed. The architecture includes multiple intelligent electronic devices (“IED's”) dis...
6944554 Method for detecting fault on transmission lines by using harmonics and state transition diagram  
Disclosed is a method for detecting a fault by using harmonics and a state transition diagram. When the fault occurs on transmission lines, the fault is detected by using harmonics and the state...
6944559 Channel isolation by switched grounds  
A signal acquisition instrument, such as an oscilloscope, having an input stage that is referenced to a user's ground is disclosed. Information gathered by the input stage is stored in a storage...
6944552 System and method for detecting power deficiencies in a computer component  
One embodiment of the invention is a method for analyzing power in a component comprising determining a plurality of current densities, wherein each current density is associated with one portion...
6940293 Modeling miller effect in static timing analysis  
A method is contemplated. According to the method, capacitances in a first resistance/capacitance (RC) extraction corresponding to a circuit are modified. Each capacitance is modified to estimate...
6937948 Flash memory program and erase operations  
A flash memory device includes a charge pump having a capacity that is preset to a particular value. The flash memory device includes a measuring circuit to measure the actual capacity of the...
6931333 Electrical power sensing  
The RF power passing through a given position in a monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) is determined using the Seebeck effect. The MMIC includes at least certain components of a voltage...
6931334 Apparatus for and method of calculating electromagnetic field intensity, and computer program product  
An electromagnetic field intensity calculation apparatus calculates a virtual current vector from a voltage vector and a mutual immittance matrix of an object including a wave source where a wave...
6928373 Flexible vector network analyzer measurements and calibrations  
Methods, systems and computer program products for efficiently characterizing devices under test (DUTs) using a vector network analyzer (VNA) are provided. A N-port DUT can be divided as...
6925429 Electric wiring simulation device and recording medium recording simulation program for electric wiring simulation device  
An electric wiring simulation device 1 of the present invention includes an input device 2; a display 5; a characteristics information data base 4 storing parts information on parts and wirings,...
6909977 Method for diagnosing degradation in aircraft wiring  
Wiring in new and older aircraft use bundled insulated conductors that are subject to deterioration overtime that can result in on-board fires, loss of in-flight control and eventual crashes of the...
6909978 Signal pre-processing for estimating attributes of a transmission line  
In the process of estimating attributes of a transmission line from reflectometry measurements, small yet important reflections may be drowned in the immediate reflected signal owing to the...
6907363 Automatic insulation resistance testing apparatus  
An apparatus and method for automatic measurement of insulation resistances of a multi-conductor cable. In one embodiment of the invention, the apparatus comprises a power supply source, an input...
6907364 Methods and apparatus for deriving thermal flux data for processing a workpiece  
Presented are methods, systems, and apparatus for deriving heat flux information and using heat flux information for a workpiece used in temperature sensitive processes.
6904372 Method of the identification of weak and/or strong nodes of an electric power system  
A method is disclosed for the identification of weak and/or strong nodes of an electric power transmission system. Electric parameters characterizing nodes and branches of an electric power...
6904374 Methods and systems for predicting electromagnetic scattering  
Methods and systems for predicting electromagnetic scattering are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes covering at least a portion of an analytical model of a target with computational...
6901343 MULTILAYER BOARD IN WHICH WIRING OF SIGNAL LINE THAT REQUIRES TAMPER-RESISTANCE IS COVERED BY COMPONENT OR FOIL, DESIGN APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR THE MULTILAYER BOARD, AND MEDIUM RECORDING THE PROGRAM  
A signal line, being in a six-layer board and connecting terminal 102 of component 101 with terminal 115 of component 114, requires tamper-resistance. The signal line is composed of foil 103 on an...
6892148 Circuit and method for measurement of battery capacity fade  
The remaining run-time (t_rem) of a battery is determined independently of the condition of the battery and the amount of load on the battery by obtaining the value of a present total zero-current...
6892151 Methods and apparatus for determining whether electronic devices are communicatively compatible  
A computer-implemented method of quickly determining whether two or more electronic devices are communicatively compatible is described. The method includes reading a plurality of input parameter...
6892147 Information handling system including a power management apparatus capable of independently switching between a primary and secondary battery  
An information handling system includes a power management apparatus which is capable of selectively coupling to primary and secondary batteries that provide portable and backup power to the...
6879918 Method and apparatus for measuring the transmission loss of a cable  
The invention is directed to techniques and mechanisms for measuring transmission loss of a cable comprising the steps of disabling an antenna connected to a second end of the cable, feeding an...
6876935 Method for correcting measurement error, method of determining quality of electronic component, and device for measuring characteristic of electronic component  
The impedance of a correction-data obtaining sample is measured by a standard measuring device and an actual measuring device so as to obtain an interrelated expression of the measurement results...
6873922 Transient response analysis program of capacitor, recording medium, method of analysis, and simulator  
A transient response analysis program of a capacitor is used for making a computer execute a transient response analysis of the capacitor having impedance in a positive frequency region. This...
6868350 Method and apparatus for the detection of the response of a sensing device  
A method for operating a sensing device. The method comprising: a sensor film having an electrical resistance that is adapted to change in response to the presence of a predetermined condition;...
6856922 System and method for battery management using host processing  
A system and method for portable computer battery management using host processing relocates analog and digital components needed to implement the SBDS standard from the battery pack to the...
6853931 Method and device for inputting data into an electronic data processing device  
A process is for data input into an electronic data processing means that has an input and an output, and wherein a program runs in a loop that cyclically queries whether an input voltage whose...
6850851 Method and device for near-field measuring of non-controlled radiation  
An electric field emitted by an electronic equipment is measured by producing at least one radiation measurement in the radiating field of the equipment. Several sets of simultaneous near-field...
6845333 Protective relay with synchronized phasor measurement capability for use in electric power systems  
The relay system obtains voltage and current values from a power line and uses a first sampling element to sample the voltage and current values at selected intervals of time. The resulting sampled...
6839660 On-line rotating equipment monitoring device  
A rotating equipment monitoring device includes a set of sensors, such as temperature, speed, pressure, and vibration sensors, locally connected to a diagnostic unit having a plant communication...
6832171 Circuit and method for determining battery impedance increase with aging  
An internal impedance of a battery (30) is automatically determined by operating a processor (13) to analyze current flowing through the battery to determine if a transient condition due to change...
6832170 Methods for embedding and de-embedding using a circulator  
Methods are provided for embedding and/or de-embedding a network having an even number of ports into a device under test (DUT) having an odd number of ports. For example, a four-port network can be...
6829544 Line current differential protective relaying method and relay for in-zone tapped transformers  
A line current differential protective relay and method for protecting transmission lines with power transformers tapped between the substations without any measurements taken at the tap point. The...
6823274 Apparatus and method for testing remaining capacity of a battery  
An apparatus and method of determining remaining capacity in a battery, including the following steps: detecting the presence of a battery within one of a plurality of specified terminals;...
6820020 Method of determining magnitude of sensing current for electromagnetic transducer  
A first resistance value of an electromagnetic transducer is calculated based on an examination current of a first current value. A second resistance value of the electromagnetic transducer is...
6816797 System and method for measuring fuel cell voltage and high frequency resistance  
A method and apparatus are provided for measuring impedance and voltage characteristics of cells of multi-cell electrochemical devices, for example a battery or a fuel cell stack. Voltages are...
6813571 Apparatus and method for seamlessly upgrading the firmware of an intelligent electronic device  
An intelligent electronic device (IED) includes a power monitoring circuit operative to monitor a parameter of a portion of a power distribution system and generate an analog signal representative...
6810340 Electromagnetic disturbance analysis method and apparatus and semiconductor device manufacturing method using the method  
An electromagnetic disturbance analysis method for analyzing an external noise to a semiconductor integrated circuit includes an impedance extraction step of extracting impedance information on the...